Shrewsbury School

Hope Simpson Ergo Competition 2020

Thursday 10 December 2020

In the evening of Monday 7th December, the Boat Club held the annual Hope Simpson Ergo Competition.

To ensure social distancing was maintained the event was limited to competitors only and the boys’ and girls’ houses were split between venues. This did little to dampen the competitive spirit with very exciting and close racing in all the year group competitions.

In the boy’s event raced in the Alington Hall the 3rd Form competition saw the top three teams separated by less than one and a half seconds over the 2000m course. Riggs took victory on the line closely followed by Porthill and Ridgemount.

In the 4th Form race there was a close battle between Radbrook and Oldham’s over the with Radbrook coming out victorious only three seconds of the record.

In the 5th Form race Ridgemount led from the start and held off pressure from Radbrook to take the win an impressive sub six minute time.

In the Lower Sixth Race Churchill’s put in a dominant performance over the 3000m course to win the event. Porthill took second and Riggs and Radbrook drew for third which would prove to be a decisive moment for the overall trophy.

In the Upper Sixth Race Oldham’s held an impressive 1:25 split over the 3000m course to claim victory and push themselves into second place overall beating Porthill into third and falling one-point shy of the overall winners Radbrook.

In the girl’s event the Sports Hall the 3rd Form competition saw a very close battle between Moser’s and Grove with Moser’s claiming victory. The 4th Form competition saw a repeat of the third form race with Moser’s once again victorious closely followed by Grove.

In the 5th Form event the Grove girls left nothing to chance a produced a commanding performance to seal an impressive win ahead of Moser’s and EDH who fought it out for second and third accordingly.

In the Lower Sixth event Grove took 1st place with a strong performance only three seconds off the record set by the house last year. They were followed by EDH and then Moser’s who were separated by 0.2 of a second after eight and a half minutes of racing.

The performance of the night came from the Grove Upper Sixth girls who produced a record breaking row to take the win nearly a full minute ahead of their nearest rivals EDH.

The overall results saw Grove taking the win followed by Moser’s in second with Emma Darwin Hall and Mary Sidney Hall coming in fourth.

Please follow this link to view the Hope Simpson Competition Results 2020

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